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RedFox
07-23-2010, 05:10 PM
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/22/super-heroes-vs-the-westboro-baptist-church/

I know the best way to kill the bane of the WBC would be to ignore them - but I'm sorry I can't stop laughing at some of those signs.



They've faced down humans time and time again, but Fred Phelps and his minions from the Westboro Baptist Church were not ready for the cosplay action that awaited them today at Comic-Con. After all, who can win against a counter protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and...kittens?

Unbeknownst to the dastardly fanatics of the Westboro Baptist Church, the good folks of San Diego's Comic-Con were prepared for their arrival with their own special brand of superhuman counter protesting chanting "WHAT DO WE WANT" "GAY SEX" "WHEN DO WE WANT IT" "NOW!" while brandishing ironic (and some sincere) signs. Simply stated: The eclectic assembly of nerdom's finest stood and delivered.

As you can see below, the fantastic fanboys delivered the the church a humorous dose of sweet fan justice. ComicsAlliance was there to witness the spectacle in full, which you can indulge in yourself after the jump.

Can't. Stop. Laughing.

LdyJhawk
07-23-2010, 05:27 PM
All glory to the hypnotoad

Ysobelle
07-23-2010, 05:36 PM
My top three are, in no particular order:

"Is This Thing On?"

"HAVE YOU SEEN MY KEYS?"

And "Magnets: How The @&^ Do They Work???"

Phoenix McHeit
07-23-2010, 06:19 PM
OMG did y'all see Buddy Christ?

"Fred's got issues" :rofl::rofl::rofl:

Sorcha Griannon
07-24-2010, 04:22 AM
That's just fucking awesome. Leave it to the geeks to show up the WBC:)


Sorcha, lover of Geeks

Azura
07-24-2010, 04:32 AM
Futurama references make me happy.

Also, I hold out hope that someone had a sign that read: "Hail Satin! So soft, my dark Master."

Thistle
07-24-2010, 01:27 PM
LOL reposting- thanks for the linky

lotustheblue
07-25-2010, 07:33 PM
I had some friends that were there....^_^

daBaroness
07-25-2010, 08:28 PM
Yanno kids - I've been a long-time proponent of ignoring Phelps and his Phamily of Phreaks. But this was/is spectacular! Fighting real ridiculousness with slapstick, comicon ridiculousness is ridiculously EPIC WIN!

Live long and prosper ridiculously geeks!!!!!!

RedFox
07-26-2010, 01:10 AM
Yanno kids - I've been a long-time proponent of ignoring Phelps and his Phamily of Phreaks. But this was/is spectacular! Fighting real ridiculousness with slapstick, comicon ridiculousness is ridiculously EPIC WIN!

Live long and prosper ridiculously geeks!!!!!!

Yea that has been my stand - just ignore Phelps. But I will admit I think this is a better way to fight them instead of ignoring them and it looks to be so much fun.

Is it bad I want the WBC to protest at a convention I go to now so that I can take part or organize something like this >><<

Thistle
07-26-2010, 03:33 AM
Is it bad I want the WBC to protest at a convention I go to now so that I can take part or organize something like this >><<

Then you could INVITE them! It would be great; have all the cons invite them to see who can stage a better counter-protest. Imagine the publicity!

The 6th Rogue
07-26-2010, 11:23 AM
Best way to make them implode is to prove to them how silly they are. The cruelest mirror is mockery.

As I recall Kevin Smith employed this tactic when he heard a church group was going to protest his film "Dogma." Taken from the wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogma_%28film%29#Controversy
When the film actually came out, Kevin Smith and his friend Bryan Johnson participated in a protest at the Sony Multiplex in Eatontown, New Jersey, carrying a sign which read "Dogma is Dogshit." A news crew captured the incident and broadcast an interview with Smith (though he wouldn't give his real name and gave Johnson's as his own) on News 12 New Jersey.

The interview in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QepgKVOVfZ8&feature=related